University of Kentucky

Platelet “Cell Biology”: A lot going on in a small package

May 18, 2020

Dr. Sidney (Wally) Whiteheart, earned a doctoral degree at The Johns Hopkins University with Dr. Gerald W. Hart, working on glycosylation and glycosyltransferases. As a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. James E. Rothman, he was involved in the discovery of SNARE proteins. At Kentucky, he is an endowed Full Professor with tenure. He has mentored more than 50 trainees and is an active researcher focusing on platelet function and cell biology, with funding from NIH and VA. He is also the director of the MD/Ph.D. training program at Kentucky.

In his spare time he raises chickens.


Platelets, secretion, endocytosis, granules, SNAREs

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